Hardcore Footy-Booters may remember last year we brought you a look into Aspero, a new boot company from Germany who were currently making waves in the Bundesliga.

Whilst we’ve been a bit quiet in terms of coverage since that original article, Aspero have been quietly developing new cleats and also getting on to the feet of some seriously big players!

Benjani All-Stars in Aspero Football Boots

At a testimonial match for Benjani Mwaruwari – formerly of Manchester City and Portsmouth – the Zimbabwe National team took on a team of top-flight players from Africa and beyond, dubbed the Benjani All Stars.

A glittering array of former Premier League players, including Chris Samba, Aaron Makoena, John Paintsil, Pascal Chimbonda, El-Hadji Diouf, Lucas Radebe, Kanu, Yakubu, Emmanuel Eboue and more provided plenty to get excited about in a sold-out stadium in Zimbabwe.

Chris Samba in Aspero Football BootsChris Samba in his new Aspero Classics

And the football wasn’t bad, either – a scoreline of 7-4 to Zimbabwe (with Benjani playing – and scoring – for both teams) kept everyone’s eyes on the pitch.

But (as always) it was the footwear that caught our eye!

A host of the players on both sides had ditched their regular footwear for a pair of Aspero Classics in either Black or White.

Pascal Chimbonda in Aspero Football BootsPascal Chimbonda – formerly of Spurs, Wigan and Sunderland in the eye-catching ‘Classics’

Even stars with long-running boot deals like Chris Samba and Aaron Makoena made the switch to the German brand for the occasion.

After a little investigation, we found out that Aspero were technical supplier to the event, generously supplying the All-Stars with kit and boots for the game.

Benjani All-Stars in Aspero Kits

Whilst the likes of Yakubu stuck with his trusty Nike’s, it certainly seems like a smart move on Aspero’s part – allowing them to gather elite player feedback on their football boots, whilst avoiding the costs of a long-term contract.

Would you like to get your feet into a pair of Aspero’s?

Let us know in the comments!

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